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Careful adherence to deadline critical to success of bid protest

Once again, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has affirmed a fundamental principle for successful bid protesting: Pay attention to and comply with the deadlines required by the process.

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Defense Department gives contractors more time to implement cyber security requirements

On December 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a new interim rule about implementing a previously issued interim rule about cyber security. The new interim rule gives government contractors and subcontractors more time to implement security requirements.

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Review and update your affirmative action plan

If you are a government contractor that operates on a calendar-year basis (January 1 to December 31), don’t forget to review and update your affirmative action plan (AAP).

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Final rule issued governing supply-chain risk in government procurement

On October 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule governing supply-chain risk and government procurement. This final rule replaces the interim rule issued on November 28, 2013.

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New minimum wage for Federal government contractors goes into effect on January 1, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Labor has announced that the new minimum wage applicable to most employees of Federal government contractors is $10.15. The new minimum wage rate becomes effective on January 1, 2016.

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